The Orlando Magic made a moved by unloading a key player in its line-up.
This might be a preparation for the Magic for next year's free agency, which is one of the best free agency in years considering some of the NBA superstars will be available, with the Magic only having little chances of making the Playoffs.
Sources told Yahoo Sports that the Magic have reached an agreement on a contract buyout with forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis.
The Magic tried hard to move Davis before Thursday's trade deadline but were unable to find a deal to unload him. The Los Angeles Clippers are the frontrunners to sign Davis, league sources said. Clippers GM and coach Doc Rivers coached Davis with the Boston Celtics and had discussions with Orlando in recent days about acquiring him. The Brooklyn Nets, who like the Clippers are searching for a backup big man, have significant interest in Davis too, league sources added. Also interested, according to one of the sources, are the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors.
Magic officials want to start giving more playing time to their young corps of forwards, including Andrew Nicholson and resurging Tobias Harris, and were concerned with how Davis would handle a diminished role.
Davis, 28, is being paid $6.4 million this season and $6.6 million next season. The 6-foot-9, 289-pounder averaged 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds this season for Orlando.
Davis becomes an unrestricted free agent Monday assuming he clears waivers.
"The Big Baby" is averaging 12.1 ppg., 6.3 rebs. and 1.6 assts. this season for the Magic.
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